About the movie Pulp Fiction and why it's great.

Essay by xmisfitx1983University, Bachelor'sA+, December 2003

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The film Pulp Fiction is incredible. The movie impresses me in so many ways. In 1995 it won an Oscar for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. It surely deserved such an honor. Never before has a movie been made with such uniquely twisted displays of plot and story combinations. This film links three interconnected stories that take place in a modern-day apathetic world.Bad language & excess violence are the trademarks of this movie but despite how negative they are, they make Pulp Fiction the awesome flick that it is.

Pulp Fiction's three intertwining stories are structured to meet and overlap at key points, even though they are not presented in chronological order. Tarantino, the director, writer, genius, arranges his initial scene to merge with his final one in an outstanding conclusion. This is one of the things that got people's, and my, attention. It may or may not have been the first time is has been done but the thing that makes the first scene so different from the last scene, even though they are the same situation, is that it is seen from different points of view.

Being that you see the same scene from different character's point of view it's almost as if the seen didn't happen before. It's completely different and the viewer isn't left bored.

As said, this film is a combination of three main stories. The first one focuses on the "date" between Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman). The second story is about a boxer named Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), a boxer who is paid to take a fall during a fight but at last minute decides not to, thus making him a target by the mob boss, and husband of Mia Wallace,